Oxyprobes, Pyrometers & Thermocouples
Oxyprobes accurately monitor the atmosphere in the kiln, and gives exact readouts (in digital form) as to the amount of reduction or oxidation present. Pyrometers provide basic temperature indication for the full pottery range (2400°F) and are recommended for tracking general heat rise. Thermocouples are heat-measuring sensors composed of two dissimilar metals joined at one end. When the joined end is heated or cooled, it creates a temperature gradient along the length of the thermocouple. That gradient will create a predictable voltage correlated to the temperature of the joined end.